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Re: automake distclean bug?

From: Bob Friesenhahn
Subject: Re: automake distclean bug?
Date: Wed, 10 Dec 2003 17:09:43 -0600 (CST)

On Wed, 10 Dec 2003, Alexandre Duret-Lutz wrote:

> >>> "Bob" == Bob Friesenhahn <address@hidden> writes:
>  Bob> I am working to get the package I support to support the 'distcheck'
>  Bob> target.  The distcheck target fails with:
>  Bob> ERROR: files left in build directory after distclean:
>  Bob> ./GraphicsMagick-1.1-20031209.tar.gz
>  Bob> Unlike the many other problems that I have already had to solve, this
>  Bob> one looks like the result of an Automake bug.
> How can I reproduce this?
>  Bob> Is it possible that Automake 1.7.9 does not remove its
>  Bob> distribution file via the 'distclean' target?
> distclean is not expected to clean tarballs, but distcheck will
> do it at the right time.

It seems that Automake 1.7.9 does *not* always do it at the right time
(therefore this problem), however, updating to Automake 1.8 clears up
the problem.  Yay!

Thanks for the excellent work with preparing Automake 1.8.

Bob Friesenhahn

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